Telephone John Panteli 1300 854 600

Dr Allan Duffy

Associate Professor Duffy is an astrophysicist at Swinburne University creating baby universes on supercomputers to understand how galaxies like our Milky Way form and grow within vast halos of invisible dark matter. 

Associate Professor Duffy is an astrophysicist at Swinburne University creating baby universes on supercomputers to understand how galaxies like our Milky Way form and grow within vast halos of invisible dark matter.

He is attempting to find this dark matter as part of SABRE, the world’s first dark matter detector in the Southern Hemisphere at the bottom of a gold mine in Stawell, Victoria.

He is also an Associate Investigator in two ARC Centres of Excellence investigating the origin of matter (CAASTRO-3D) and seeing the Universe with gravitational waves (OzGrav).

When not exploring simulated universes Alan lectures in physics as well as science communication at Swinburne University of Technology.

Every fortnight Alan tries to explain breaking science from UFO sightings to the latest NASA discoveries on his space segment with ABC Breakfast News TV, ABC Radio Sydney with Robbie Buck and ABC Radio Melbourne with Clare Bowditch.

He is also a regular on Ten’s The Project, Nine’s Today Weekends as well as TripleJ’s Hack show.

You can hear Alan in his new ABC Radio National Cosmic Vertigo, see him the in the latest Todd Samson science show Life on the Line or catch him at any number of public speaking events.

Everything from the Sydney Opera House with TEDx Sydney, to opening in front of 5000 Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s fans. He’s even toured Australia with the BBC’s Science of Doctor Who show.

He was the Ambassador for the Sydney Science Festival 2016, and host for Famelab showcasing science talent across Australia.

He wrote and starred in a science show about dark matter, Dark, shown in 148 planetariums in 25 countries worldwide.

His other writing pursuits include his own column in The Conversation and Australia’s most popular science magazine Cosmos.

He was named one of Men’s Style Magazine’s Men of Influence, WA Sunday Time Magazine’s Best and Brightest as well as a finalist for the National Eureka Award for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research, Victorian State Finalist in the Fresh Science Award for science communication and recently Commbank’s Australian of the Day.

In his spare time, you can find Alan speaking around the country at various conferences and corporate events.

He is in high demand for his simple explanations of complex scientific theories.

Allan travels from Melbourne

Hear Dr Allan Duffy speak on these topics:

Speaking Categories

Related Blog Articles

  • Celebrity INNER SANCTUM Dining Experience...a WOW factor that will impact on your friends or clients.. Read Post
  • “INNER SANCTUM” Private Dining Experience Read Post
  • Horse racing has been Bryan’s life for over 50 years! Read Post
  • A rare and private EXPERIENCE awaits those that want something special and different.. Read Post
  •  

    “Dr Alan Duffy’s interactive and entertaining presentation absolutely delighted our conference audience of civil engineers and surveyors – not an easy group to impress!

    The overwhelmingly positive feedback we received reflected the wonderful way in which he walked the line between not assuming the audience is full of scientists, but also not ‘talking down to them’.

    He tailored the talk to meet our needs, and was great to work with from inception to completion – a consummate professional with a personable demeanour.

    I can’t recommend him highly enough.”

    Lisa Stewart - Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator - 12d Solutions Pty Ltd

The Power of Simple Questions | Alan Duffy | TEDxYouth@Sydney

The Future's looking up: Dr Alan Duffy about careers in astronomy